First arrest made in Burks shooting in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A teenager has been charged in connection with the shooting of former NBA and University of Memphis player Antonio Burks.

Police said Monday a 16-year-old male is charged with accessory after the fact in the June 20 shooting.

Deputy Chief Joe Scott said in a news release "closure in the case is at hand." The arrest was the first in the case.

The 29-year-old Burks was shot between his abdomen and upper leg in the back yard of a vacant house during a robbery by three men. He has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at the Regional Medical Center.

Burks was a reserve for the Memphis Grizzlies for two seasons. In 2003-2004 he was Conference USA Player of the Year, capping his career with the University of Memphis.

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